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Men's Golf Signs Three To National Letters of Intent For 2008-09 Season

       

Men's Golf Signs Three To National Letters of Intent For 2008-09 Season

CONWAY, S.C. -- The Coastal Carolina men's golf squad has signed three to National Letters of Intent for the 2008-09 season, head coach Allen Terrell
announced today. In the signing class are Mike Murray (
White Lake, Mich./Bradenton (Fla.) Prep), Charlie Winegardner (Lothian, Md./Calverton) and
Daily Young (
Springfield, Mo./Hillcrest).

        Murray qualified for the 2007 U.S. Junior Amateur this past summer, following a fourth-place finish in the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Randy Wise Junior Open, shooting a score of 73-71-73=217. This fall at Bradenton Prep, he won the Donald Ross Memorial event, finished third at the IJGT event at the Legacy Golf Club in September. He followed that up with a runner-up finish at the Naples Beach Open in November, shooting a four-under 140. He also competed in the 2006 and 2007 Western Junior and also placed 18th in the Golfweek Junior. In his first three years at Gabriel Richard High School in Michigan, Murray was a three-year letterwinner and named All-State his sophomore and junior seasons. As a sophomore, he led the team to a third-place finish at the State Championships, as well as tying for eighth individually. For his efforts, he was named All-County and All-Catholic each of his three years. He was also a member of the National Honor Society, on the Honor Roll all four years and earned the Gabriel Richard Award for his grade point average. His mother Marjorie also was a collegiate athlete, playing basketball at the University of Detroit Mercy.

        Winegardner it a four-time MISAL Conference Most Valuable Player and named All-County each of his four seasons, including Player of the Year as a senior. He also finished third at the Maryland State Boys Championship, shooting scores of 67 and 73 in the tournament, as well as broke the school record with a 29 in a match his final year. In the summer of 2007, he won the Williamson Cup, shooting a four-under 140 in the event and was runner-up in the Robert Riley Open. In 2006, he was the Washington Metropolitan Junior Golfer of the Year after winning titles at the Robert Riley Open, Bobby Gorin Championship and Titleist Golf Tournament at the University of Maryland Course. He also has played varsity basketball all four years, serving as co-captain his senior year, as well as playing varsity lacrosse his first two seasons. 

      A two-time All-State and three-time All-District and All-Conference selection, Young won the Class 4A Missouri State High School Championship his junior year, as well as earning High School Story of the Year from the Springfield News-Leader. He followed it up with a fourth-place finish in the Bubba Conlee Junior National, including tying for the low round of the tournament with a 64. He also placed second in the Missouri Collegiate Preview and fifth at the Bass Pro Shops AJGA Tournament and was named Southwest Missouri Junior Golf Association Player of the Year for his efforts. He also qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur by placing second in his qualifier. At the U.S. Junior Amateur, he tied for 30th in stroke play before being eliminated in the second round by the No. 1 seed. At Hillcrest High School, Young was also a National Honor Society Officer and a member of the Superintendent's Student Advisory Board.